Thursday, February 10, 2011

2008-09 Panini UEFA Champions League

Pursuit of Red Sox recently sent me a bunch of cards from across the pond. I'm not sure if I'll open all those here, as I may end up regifting them to my brother, but one pack was already opened so I figured I'd post it here in honor or John! Here goes:

Start with the package. Nothing too special here since it's just a base set:

I'm not quite sure what this is:
I guess you get +3 added to something if you use it? It's kind of weird because the cards don't show too much behind the card. Too tricky for me I guess!

1st card is #143 Xabi Alonso:
A 4 attack and 4 defense...I wonder if that's good for a game? Maybe there's more info on the back:
Ooo...nope. Just blackness. Oh well.

#110 Marcos Senna
Yellow soccer uniforms look sweet. Also Senna might rule at this game with his 5 5 combo. Unless it's on like a 10 scale. Because then...whoops!

#186 Julio Ricardo Cruz:
5 2 now. Crappy defense. Ahhh well. Also what is up with the number next to the name? Julio's is 9, coming after a 1 and a 14. Is this a scale? It's not their number, because the first card was a 1 and the uniform says 14. I wonder what it could mean?

168 Cristiano Ronaldo:
I know him, so I'm guessing he's a good card. 6 3 still doesn't seem awesome, but 6 is the highest we've seen for a number. Let's see if this last guy beats him out.

#67 Juan Manuel Vargas:
With the offense defense, he does not beat Ronaldo. With the random number on the left hand side, which is 44 here, he DESTROYS the competition. And his jersey number is 6. Craziness.

Final card is an insert thingy:
It tells you all the rules, but all the words are in another language, so I can't read them. Nice of them to put the English trademark at the top though. Niiiice Panini.

- SpastikMooss


Kevin M. Brady said...

this was an awesome post... as i'm scrolling, i'm trying to figure out the game... and then you get the explanation, in some crazy nordic language! awesome!

Anonymous said...

The blue number is the UEFA club ranking of the players team. It is written in Turkish I believe.